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For Father's Day weekend, all EyesOn Design

Fri, 17 Jun 2011

Father's Day weekend started off in southeast Michigan with a string of auto-related events for the revelry of designers and car enthusiasts alike.

EyesOn Design opened on Thursday, delving into automotive art with a designers' night at Lawrence Technological University.

Friday brings a black-tie event toasting the accomplishments of Volkswagen's Walter de'Silva, recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Design Achievement Award. It goes from 6:30 p.m. until midnight and costs $150 per person, or $1,000 for a table of eight.

Then, doors open on Saturday morning to unveil the Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton--usually confined to the eyes and ownership of Ken Lingenfelter, CEO of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. His private trove is made up of more than 150 cars, from a variety of imported exotic beauties to a cascade of muscle cars and a range of 1953-2011 Chevrolet Corvettes.

The weekend concludes at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on Sunday in Grosse Pointe Shores with a Father's Day car show of between 200 and 300 invitation-only vehicles that match this year's theme. Worthy concept and production cars from the last auto-show circuit will also be in attendance.

A $20 combo ticket gets you into the Lingenfelter collection on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and into Sunday's event from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Otherwise, Saturday's tickets run $15 per person and Sunday's show costs $20.

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By Michelle Koueiter